Resolution J997-2013

Honoring Ronald S. Feingold upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service as an educator at Adelphi University

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  • Mar 25, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 25, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 22, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Ronald S. Feingold upon the occasion
of his retirement after many years of distinguished service as an educa-
tor at Adelphi University

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals of remarkable integrity and character
whose endeavors have enhanced the quality of  education  in  this  great
State; and
  WHEREAS,  The  result of many individuals' efforts, the excellence and
the success of Adelphi University is due in large part to the efforts of
its retiring distinguished educator, Dr. Ronald S. Feingold; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.
Ronald S. Feingold upon the occasion of his retirement after many  years
of distinguished service as an educator at Adelphi University; and
  WHEREAS,  A  highly experienced educator and administrator, Dr. Ronald
S.  Feingold is Professor and Chair of Health Studies,  Physical  Educa-
tion  and  Human  Performance  Sciences  at Adelphi University in Garden
City, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Specializing and focusing on fitness education, sports  medi-
cine  and  professional  issues  in  health  and physical education, Dr.
Ronald S.  Feingold has had a long and distinguished tenure  at  Adelphi
University; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Ronald S. Feingold began his career at Adelphi University
as  a  lecturer  in 1966 and has served throughout the years in numerous
positions at the  University  including:  instructor,  fellow,  graduate
coordinator, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, chair-
man  of  both the department of physical education and the department of
human performance science and health  studies,  physical  education  and
human performance science, and dean of the school of education; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, Dr. Ronald S. Feingold has held part-time posi-
tions at Adelphi University as Chair of the Adelphi Consortium on  Aging
and  Director of the Institute of Sports Medicine & Physical Fitness; he
also served as Director of the Sports Fitness Program at the  University
of New Mexico; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  his  academic  career at Adelphi University, Dr.
Ronald S. Feingold served in  numerous  critical  university  governance
activities,  including  as  faculty senate chair in 1980, 1984, 1988 and
2009-10; he was also the chair of the School of Education  restructuring
committee  in  2004, and a member of the commission on restructuring the
university in 1997-98; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Ronald S. Feingold is a prolific and renowned author  and
a  distinguished  presenter  at international, national, state and local
forums; and
  WHEREAS, The recipient of many distinguished honors  and  awards,  Dr.
Ronald S.  Feingold has also been a community leader serving as a member
of  the  Board  of  the  American  Heart Association for Long Island and
Nassau County, and as its Chairman in  1989-91;  he  was  also  a  Board
member  of the American Heart Association for New York State in 1991-93;
in addition, he was a member of the Board of the  Nassau  County  Sports
Commission  in 1992-2002 and served on the Nassau County Sports Medicine
Committee, 1977-82; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Ronald  S.  Feingold  received  his  doctorate  from  the
University  of  New  Mexico  in  1972;  he holds a Master's in Education
degree from the University of Arizona (1966) and a Bachelor  of  Science
degree from the University of Illinois (1965); and

  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Ronald  S.  Feingold  has  continually  demonstrated an
impressive dedication,  an  unparalleled  devotion  and  an  unremitting
enthusiasm for the quality of the educational programs and opportunities
offered  at  Adelphi  University  for  the  benefit  of  its faculty and
students, as well as for the entire community; and
  WHEREAS,  In  completing  many  years  of  service as an educator, Dr.
Ronald S. Feingold leaves behind more than mere bricks  and  mortar;  he
leaves  behind  a legacy to Adelphi University and to future generations
of its students; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  and  honor  Dr.  Ronald  S.  Feingold  upon the occasion of his
retirement after many years of distinguished service as an  educator  at
Adelphi  University;  and for his significant contributions to education
in New York State; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Ronald S. Feingold.

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